Fake Britain: Series 7
Series which reveals the extent of fake goods in the UK, and investigates the conmen who are trying to get their hands on your money.
This episode looks at the terrifying revelation that fake life-saving equipment got into the NHS. Plus fake cashmere being sold online that could contain rat fur and the chilling story of the fake ice cream vans that threatened the survival of a British classic.
This episode examines the counterfeit mattresses being sold across the UK, the fake laser pens that caused permanent damage to a child’s eye, and the fake airport meet-and-greet driver who took a car for 117mph spin and left the owners’ cars in a field.
This episode uncovers the fake and dangerous fuses being sold on the high street. Plus there is a visit to the counterfeit capital of the UK as police launch a major crackdown and an investigation into the fake online reviews that ruined one boy’s Christmas.
Matt Allwright investigates the fake hoverboards catching fire in people’s homes, the counterfeit designer jackets that are deceiving consumers and making thousands for the fakers, and the sophisticated silver copies of high street jewellery which contain no silver at all.
This episode investigates the fake taxis that changed one woman’s life forever and are putting thousands of passengers in danger, the fake celebrity endorsements which are tempting shoppers into spending and losing hundreds of pounds, and the counterfeit cameras that are not what they seem.
This episode looks at the fake teeth-whitening businesses that ruined customers’ teeth, fake headphones, fake halogen heaters which put a woman’s life in danger and the hidden secrets of the fake beauty gadgets.
This episode investigates the fake sports memorabilia that cost collectors thousands, how fake debt collectors were finally brought to justice, how the latest must-have kitchen gadget is being faked and how fakers are cashing in on the latest running trend.
This episode looks at the fake prom dress that ruined one teenager’s big day, the fake memory cards that put your most precious moments at risk, the fake car headlamp bulbs that could cause a serious accident and an art faker who conned collectors.
This episode looks at the fake energy-saving schemes that are tricking customers, the fake concert tickets that ruined one couple’s marriage plans, the huge business in fake TV remote controls and the fake children’s illuminated balloons that prove to be dangerous.
This episode looks at the fake fairy lights that almost killed a customer, the fake stethoscopes that could stop a doctor making a life-saving diagnosis, the booming trade in fake jewellery and how the police are tackling a new generation of high-end fake DVDs.